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Some insights from the HelloMerlot workshop

  On Friday, a workshop organized by the Merlot Forum or HelloMerlot as this producer body will be known going forwards. Guest speaker was Olivier...

The Old Vine Series Skerpioen 2016

The 2016 vintage was hot and dry and this wine from a Swartland field blend of Chenin Blanc and Palomino planted between 1958 and...

Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2017 winners

Results of the 21st annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have just been announced, the winners as follows: Delheim 2012 Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Reserve 2015 Flagstone Writer's...

Elemental Bob Retro Series new releases (2)

In addition to three white wines in the Elemental Bob Retro Series (reviewed here), Craig Sheard also has two reds, tasting notes and scores...

Signature Red Blend Report 2017

The second annual Signature Red Blend Report is now out. 82 entries were received from 62 producers for this year’s competition. These were tasted blind...

Crystallum new releases

That time passes surprisingly quickly is borne out by the fact Peter-Allan Finlayson’s first bottling of his boutique label Crystallum wines was back in...

Top eight wines of July 2017

Here are our eight most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 – 97 (read original review here) Gabriëlskloof Elodie...

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series new releases

The Landscape Series made at Gabriëlskloof by Peter-Allan Finlayson are starting to look very collectible indeed. Tasting notes and scores for the current releases...
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